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Fine Art Photography Prints for Sale

It’s hard to say which I enjoy more, exploring the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest creating fine art landscape photography, or helping to transform my clients’ homes and offices into breathtaking nature sanctuaries. Obviously being in nature is a huge calling for me and I treasure the adventure and firsthand visceral experience of witnessing Mother Nature’s grandeur with all my senses. But, the real reward for me comes when I see the impact that my artwork has in the homes and the lives of my clients. It’s like someone who loves cooking getting to watch someone else light up as they eat what you’ve prepared. Sharing my creations is what makes me feel most satisfied as a fine art photographer.  

Fine Art Photography Print for Sale
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If you visit my gallery in the Historic Fairhaven District of Bellingham, WA, you’ll see how much we enjoy offering these fine art landscape photography prints for sale. Our Pacific Northwest nature photography gallery features over fifty of my large Metal Prints in sizes ranging from 2 feet up to 8 feet wide. Many of our visitors say they’ve never seen such large fine art photography prints for sale either in art galleries or on photography websites. That’s one of my favorite things about the fine art Metal Prints, because they aren’t framed prints, they can be much larger in the same wall art space. They are also much lighter and easier to hang than framed prints for sale from other art galleries.

What really matters in the end is, whether you are sitting in your living room, or your office, or your bathtub, that you feel connected with the extreme beauty of nature. That’s what drives me to create and offer my photography prints for sale, to help people enjoy the great outdoors, even when they are indoors. It’s also why I only offer the ultra-realistic and incredibly colorful photography Metal Prints, and not canvas prints, acrylic prints, or even black and white photography. I believe that if you want to experience fine art photography the printing needs to be the most lifelike medium possible, and people are always saying that the prints in our gallery look so realistic, it looks like you are right there in person, or are looking right out a window at the magnificent subject.

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Fine Art Photography - Fine Art Landscape and Nature Photographer

I started doing landscape photography in 1989 when I was just 14 years old and have been a serious fine art nature photographer ever since. Back then I was shooting black and white film and doing all my own developing and printing. My dad was an engineer are GM he had an outlet for his creative side as an amateur nature landscape photographer. He taught me all the basics of composition, black and white film development, and fine art photography printing. His niche was doing photo silkscreen prints, and I remember my family going to craft fairs and art galleries where he would sometimes have art prints for sale.

I decided early that I would make selling photography my career, partly because being a fine art photographer sounded like more fun than being an automotive engineer, but also because I love people and wanted a personal connection with those who I was creating for. You see, I also inherited my mom’s social side and I knew I’d never be happy in a career where I interacted with the same people all the time. I wanted to someday own my own art photography gallery, where I could meet new people every day, talk with them about nature and art, and offer my photography prints for sale to them in a way that truly enhanced their lives.

fine art photographer Peter James in Washington State
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However, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy to get to the point where I could have my own gallery. There are a lot of other people out there who would love to make a living as a professional nature photographer, so I would just have to really hone my photography skills and develop my own unique photography print style, but also develop my business skills and develop my relationship and credit with a bank. In 1997 I graduated from the 3rd ranked fine art photography school in the nation, Lansing Community College, with an excellent photographic education and no debt. That gave me the freedom to start my own photo studio right away and I spent the next 15-20 years doing a wide range of professional photography to pay the bills and learn about business and marketing, all while working on my fine art nature photography skills and style. At last, in 2018 my plans came to fruition, and I opened the Peter James Photography Gallery in Fairhaven’s Orca Building.

Limited Edition, High-Quality Fine Art Prints

My current collection of limited edition fine art prints are all nature photographs taken across Washington State from 2012 until now. My approach to fine art PNW landscape photography is to systematically explore all the landscapes, forests, and seascapes of the diverse wilderness areas of this incredible state, aiming to discover and document the most beautiful places at the peak times to show them in their absolute glory.